I think that is great advice especially in a day when reading is not thought as highly of as it ought. I wish people would try to extend out and read beyond their immediate skill-level and strain to understand. Only in conditioning can one rise to discover those nuggets of gold treasure like one finds in your poems et al. examples of writing.
Practice always improves skill
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Shawn Bird is a high school English teacher, poet, and YA author in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
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